Essentials of Oceanography (13e) : 9780134891521

Essentials of Oceanography (13e)

Trujillo & Thurman
 
Edition
 
13
ISBN
 
9780134891521
ISBN 10
 
013489152X
Published
 
15/04/2019
Published by
 
Pearson Higher Ed USA
Pages
 
624
Format
 
Out of stock
 
Title type
Book
$308.99
 
 
Title type
 
$60.00
 
 
Description

For courses in oceanography.

 

Dive in to oceanography with trusted content and innovative media

As the bestselling brief book in the oceanography market, Essentials of Oceanography combines dynamic visuals and a student-friendly narrative to bring oceanography to life. The text’s engaging features and the extensive suite of animations and videos keep students interested and excited about the material.

 

The 13th Edition creates an interactive learning experience that provides tightly integrated text and digital offerings to make oceanography approachable and digestible for students. An emphasis on the process of science throughout the text provides students with an understanding of how scientists think and work. The new edition also helps students develop the scientific skill of practicing and interpreting data with new Data Analysis features supported by Mastering Oceanography coaching activities. A new Creature Feature provides fun facts about marine animals to engage students.

 

 

Table of contents
  • 1. Introduction to Planet "Earth"  
  • 2. Plate Tectonics and the Ocean Floor                               
  • 3. Marine Provinces                                               
  • 4. Marine Sediments                             
  • 5. Water and Seawater                                             
  • 6. Air—Sea Interaction                                                       
  • 7. Ocean Circulation       
  • 8. Waves and Water Dynamics                                        
  • 9. Tides                                    
  • 10. Beaches, Shoreline Processes, 10 and the Coastal Ocean"                                                          
  • 11. Marine Pollution             
  • 12. Marine Life and the Marine Environment                                                         
  • 13. Biological Productivity and Energy Transfer                                                     
  • 14. Animals of the Pelagic Environment                                                   
  • 15. Animals of the Benthic Environment                 
  • 16. The Oceans and Climate Change            
New to this edition

Equip students to think like scientists, analyze data, and learn to think critically

  • Process of Science features give students an understanding of how scientists think and work. This feature highlights an area of oceanographic inquiry and explicitly points out the associated background, hypothesis, methods, and results of the inquiry. Each Process of Science feature includes an assignable Mastering Oceanography coaching activity.
  • Exploring Data feature embeds data interpretation questions directly within the figure captions of data-rich figures such as graphs and maps. An associated Exploring Data Mastering Oceanography activity is available for each chapter of the text.


Increase Student Engagement by bringing Oceanography to Life

  • Expanded -  25 New and revised SmartFigures increase the total of the popular 3- to 4-minute video lessons in which oceanography experts explain difficult concepts and data. By scanning the accompanying QR code in the text or typing in the short URL, students have a multitude of ways to learn from art and data tables, all designed to teach.
  • Creature Features use compelling facts about marine organisms and are written in an engaging “Who Am I?” format to draw student interest.

Reach every student with Mastering
  • Process of Science Coaching Activities support the text feature that highlights an area of oceanographic inquiry and explicitly points out the associated background, hypothesis, methods, and results.
  • Exploring Data activities help students actively engage with graphs and other data-driven features and practice their data interpretation skills.
  • Pearson eText is a simple-to-use, mobile-optimized, personalized reading experience available within Mastering. It allows students to easily highlight, take notes, and review key vocabulary all in one place–even when offline. Seamlessly integrated videos and other rich media engage students and give them access to the help they need, when they need it.
Features & benefits

 

Equip students to think like scientists, analyse data, and learn to think critically
  • New - Process of Science features give students an understanding of how scientists think and work. This feature highlights an area of oceanographic inquiry and explicitly points out the associated background, hypothesis, methods, and results of the inquiry. 
  • New - Exploring Data feature embeds data interpretation questions directly within the figure captions of data-rich figures such as graphs and maps.
  • Critical Thinking Questions and Active Learning Exercises throughout the text encourage students to think deeply about and engage with chapter topics.
  • SmartTables are engaging lecture videos created with information from a selected set of data in the chapter that clearly explain the relevance of each data set.

Increase Student Engagement by bringing Oceanography to Life

  • Expanded - 25 New and revised Smart Figures increase the total of the popular 3- to 4-minute video lessons in which oceanography experts explain difficult concepts and data. By scanning the accompanying QR code in the text or typing in the short URL, students have a multitude of ways to learn from art and data tables, all designed to teach.
  • Diving Deeper boxes highlight captivating examples and stories related to chapter topics.
    • Historical Features focus on historical developments in oceanography.
    • Research Methods in Oceanography help students understand how oceanographic knowledge is obtained.
    • Oceans and People looks at how humans interact with the ocean.
    • Focus on the Environment emphasises environmental issues, an increasingly important component of the book.
  • New - Creature Features use compelling facts about marine organisms and are written in an engaging “Who Am I?” format to draw student interest.
  • Sometimes Students Ask features display common and often entertaining questions posed by real students, like “Why do my fingers get wrinkly when they are in the water for a long time?” and present the science behind the answer.

Enable students to grasp key concepts with clear, concise content

  • Essential Learning Concepts: Each chapter opens with a list of learning objectives, which provide a roadmap to the chapter. Each chapter section focuses on one main essential concept.
  • Concept Check questions at the end of each section are designed to let students check their understanding of the Essential Learning Concept. By stopping and answering questions, students can ensure they have a thorough understanding of key points before moving on to the next section.
  • Recaps appear throughout each chapter, summarising essential concepts. This is a great tool for directing students’ study and review.
  • Essential Concepts Review conclude each chapter and simplify the study process. Also organised by section, this review highlights a key figure from the chapter and provides a summary of the chapter’s key concepts. It also includes study resources, Critical Thinking Questions, and Active Learning Exercises.
Author biography

Al Trujillo is a Distinguished Teaching Professor in the Earth, Space, and Environmental Sciences Department at Palomar College in San Marcos, California. He received his bachelor’s degree in geology from the University of California at Davis and his master’s degree in geology from Northern Arizona University, afterward working for several years in industry. Al began teaching at Palomar in 1990. In 1997, he was awarded Palomar’s Distinguished Faculty Award for Excellence in Teaching, and in 2005 he received Palomar’s Faculty Research Award. He has coauthored Introductory Oceanography with Hal Thurman and is a contributing author for the textbooks Earth and Earth Science. In addition to writing and teaching, Al works as a naturalist and lecturer aboard Holland America Line and natural history expedition vessels for Lindblad Expeditions/National Geographic in Alaska, Iceland, the Sea of Cortez/Baja California, and the South Pacific. His research interests include beach processes, sea cliff erosion, and active teaching techniques. He enjoys photography, and he collects sand as a hobby. Al and his wife, Sandy, have two children, Karl and Eva.

 

Hal Thurman’s interest in geology led to a bachelor’s degree from Oklahoma A&M University, followed by seven years working as a petroleum geologist, mainly in the Gulf of Mexico, where his interest in the oceans developed. He earned a master’s degree from California State University at Los Angeles. Hal began teaching at Mt. San Antonio College in Walnut, California, in 1968 as a temporary teacher and taught Physics 1 (a surveying class) and three Physical Geology labs. In 1970, he taught his first class of General Oceanography. It was from this experience that he decided to write a textbook on oceanography and received a contract with Charles E. Merrill Publishing Company in 1973. The first edition of his book Introductory Oceanography was released in 1975. Harold authored or coauthored over 20 editions of textbooks that include Introductory Oceanography, Essentials of Oceanography, Physical Geology, Marine Biology, and Oceanography Laboratory Manual, many of which are still being used today throughout the world. In addition, he contributed to the World Book Encyclopedia on the topics of “Arctic Ocean,” “Atlantic Ocean,” “Indian Ocean,” and “Pacific Ocean.” Hal Thurman retired in May 1994, after 24 years of teaching, and moved to be closer to family in Oklahoma, then to Florida. Hal passed away at the age of 78 on December 29, 2012. His writing expertise, knowledge about the ocean, and easy going demeanor are dearly missed.



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